The Abuser had murderous intentions: The Jirapa MP on the Adisadel College Assault
To the lawmaker, the abuser had wicked intentions and wanted to murder the victim.
Mr Dapilah thus commended the Ghana Education Service (GES) for the punishment meted out to the abuser.
According to him, the punishment is apt. However housemasters and housemistresses should take monitoring in their schools seriously.
“Well, I saw it and I am happy about the action taken by the Ghana Education Service. I just commend them. Already, they have taken action and the boys have been expelled from school and investigation is still ongoing. I think that bullying in secondary school is not what we saw there.”
“That senior was just being wicked and just wanted to commit murder. What we all know about bullying is just the kneeling down, going to fetch water for seniors and washing for them but bullying a junior at the extent of hitting his head against a metallic bed is not bullying but wickedness,” he said in a interview with on Wednesday, July 26.
The video, which has been circulating on social media has sparked outrage and raised concerns about the safety of students within the country’s educational institutions.
A fellow student who appears to be older, was seen punching another student in the face and almost strangulating him. The victim, who appeared younger had bruises on his face, while other students looked on and videoed the incident.
Due to this, the management of the institution has suspended the abuser, who is expected write his West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, WASSCE, at the WAEC centre, whereas the victim has also been suspended, but will write his exams on campus with parental escort.
The victim is being punished for not reporting the incident.
The GES also in a subsequent press statement on Tuesday, also commended the management of Adisadel College for the swift response.
According to a statement signed by the Head of the Public Relations Unit, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, GES is deeply concerned and strongly condemns the barbaric act by the culprits.
“We applaud the school authorities for taking swift action to suspend the culprit pending further investigation,” parts of the release read.
“The GES viewed the act of violence in schools as utterly unacceptable and detrimental to the overall well-being of students, thus, is resolute in its commitment to maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for all students across the nation.”